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Lexington


The contact information below is where you send your voter registration form or obtain absentee voting information.
Lexington County Board of Voter Registration & Elections


605 West Main Street, Suite C
Lexington SC 29072
Office (803) 785-8361
Fax (803) 785-8390
Mary Brack- Director

MBrack@lex-co.com
Absentee Voting: vote.lexington@elections.sc.gov
Lexington County Board of Voter Registration and Elections

To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria:

- Students their spouses and dependents residing with them
- Members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them
- Overseas citizens
- For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day
- Physically disabled personsPersons on vacation
- Persons age 65 or older
- Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or at least four days prior to the election
- Electors with a death or funeral in the family within 3 days before the election
- Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
- Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
- Persons serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day
- Certified poll watchers and poll managers 
 


Richland
The contact information below is where you send your voter registration form or obtain absentee
voting information.


Richland County Board of Voter Registration & Elections

Street Address:
2020 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC  29202
Mailing Address:
PO Box 5330
Columbia, SC  29250
Phone: (803) 576-2240


Domestic Correspondence:
     Fax:(803) 576-1510
     Email: rcvoterapplication@rcgov.us
Richland County Board of Voter Registration and Elections


Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:



  1. Members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine serving outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them

  2. Persons serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations (USO) who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them

  3. Overseas Citizens

  4. Persons who are physically disabled

  5. Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them

  6. Persons who for reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day

  7. Government employees serving outside their county of residence on Election Day and their spouses and dependents residing with them

  8. Persons who plan to be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day

  9. Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day

  10. Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on Election Day or within a four-day period before the election

  11. Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election

  12. Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial

  13. Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons

  14. Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day

  15. Persons sixty-five years of age or older

  16. Persons who for religious reasons do not want to vote on a Saturday (Presidential Primaries Only)


 Who Can Request an Application/Return an Absentee Ballot



  • - Voters may request an absentee ballot in person, by phone (except authorized representatives), by phone (803-576-2240), mail (PO Box 5330, Columbia, SC 29250), email (absenteeballots@rcgov.us), or fax (803-576-2249).

  • - The voter, a member of the voter's immediate family, or the voter's authorized representative may request the absentee ballot application.  An authorized representative is a registered voter who, with a voter's permission, can request an absentee ballot application on behalf of a voter who qualifies because of illness or disability. Candidates and paid campaign workers may not serve as authorized representatives.

  • Voters admitted to the hospital as an emergency patient on the day of the election or within four days of the election can have an immediate family member apply and carry a ballot to the voter.

  • To have your absentee ballot returned by a person other than yourself, it is necessary for the absentee voter to compete an "Authorization to Return Absentee Ballot Form", this form is included with your ballot. The absentee voter completes Part I, and the person returning the ballot completes Part II of the form. Candidates and paid campaign workers may not return absentee ballots unless they are an immediate family member of the voter.

  • Your completed absentee ballot must be placed in the "Ballots Herein" envelope provided with your absentee ballot. The "Ballots Herein" envelope will then be placed inside a "Return Envelope" which you must sign and have witnessed before returning.

  • State law requires the voter to sign the application for an absentee ballot and oath on the envelope used to return the absentee ballot.  A "power of attorney" is not applicable for voting.  Voters unable to write because of physical handicap or illiteracy may receive help in applying for and marking their ballot. The voter must make his/her mark and have the mark witnessed by someone chosen by the voter. 


Important Information
Richland County Absentee/Satellite Locations for November 3, 2020 General Election


1. Richland County Administration Building - 2020 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29204  - September 28, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

2. Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center - 8620 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins, SC 29061 - October 7, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (8:30 - 5 p.m.)

3. Adult Activity Center (Parklane) - 7494 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223 - October 7, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (8:30 - 5 p.m.)

4. Ballentine Community Center - 1009 Bickley Road, Irmo, SC 29063 - October 7, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (8:30 - 5 p.m.)

5. Eastover Park - 1031 Main Street, Eastover, SC 29044 - October 7, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (8:30 - 5 p.m.)

6. North Springs Park Community Center - 1320 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229 - October 7, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (8:30 - 5 p.m.)

7. St. Andrews Park - 920 Beatty Road, Columbia, SC 29210 - October 7, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (8:30 - 5 p.m.)

Please note that this information is subject to change. Saturday voting dates and locations will be added shortly.

If you have already applied for your absentee ballot for the upcoming General Election, ballots will be mailed no later than 30 days prior to the election. You may check the status of your absentee ballot at
www.scvotes.gov .


Important Deadlines


October 2, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to register to vote in person for General Election (unless county board holds weekend hours). Richland County Voter Registration & Elections Office is located at: 2020 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29204.
October 4, 2020 - Deadline to register to vote online or by fax or email for General Election. Visit www.scvotes.gov.
October 5, 2020 - Deadline to register to vote by mail for General Election (Must be postmarked by this date.) Richland County Voter Registration & Elections mailing address is: P.O. Box 192, Columbia, SC 29202.
October 30, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. Deadline to apply for absentee by mail ballot for General Election. You may apply in person, or online at www.scvotes.gov .

Note of urgency: Voters should apply at least one week prior to Election Day to allow adequate mail time. Applying late puts voters at risk of being unable to return ballots by the deadline of 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.


FAQs


Q If I receive my absentee ballot by mail, do I have to return it by mail?
AvNo. You may drop your ballot off at any satellite absentee location or at 2020 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29204.


Q Will there be drop boxes?
A Yes, a drop box will be at each satellite location. A drop box will also be located at 2020 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29204.


 Q Will I have to stand in line with voters in order to drop off my ballot?
A No. Locate the drop box and insert your ballot.


 Q Will postage be required to return my absentee ballot by mail?
A
No. The postage is prepaid on the ballot return envelopes.


 Q Can someone else drop off my ballot?
A. Yes, but the voter MUST complete and sign the yellow “Authorization to Return Ballot” form included in the Absentee Ballot Packet.


Q. If I receive my absentee ballot by mail, do I have to return it by mail?


A. No. You may drop your ballot off at any satellite absentee location or at 2020 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29204.


Q. Will there be drop boxes?


A. Yes, a drop box will be at each satellite location. A drop box will also be located at 2020 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29204.


Q. Will I have to stand in line with voters in order to drop off my ballot?


A. No. Locate the drop box and insert your ballot.


Q. Will postage be required to return my absentee ballot by mail?


A. No. The postage is prepaid on the ballot return envelopes.


Q. Can someone else drop off my ballot?


A. Yes, but the voter MUST complete and sign the yellow “Authorization to Return Ballot” form included in the Absentee Ballot Packet.


 


 


 


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